National Trust Executive Team

Stephanie K. Meeks

Stephanie K. Meeks has been the president and chief executive officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation since July 2010. Under her leadership, the National Trust has developed an ambitious strategic plan designed to refocus direct action on saving imperiled places, engage new audiences in preservation, and increase the organization’s impact by a factor of ten.

David J. Brown

David J. Brown, as Chief Preservation Officer and Executive Vice President, leads the National Trust’s comprehensive preservation efforts, with four decades of experience in working to save historic places and build thriving, livable communities.

Tabitha Almquist

As chief of staff, Tabitha Almquist provides strategic direction to the Trust and coordinates across the organization to implement the president’s agenda.

Paul Edmondson

Over a 25-year career with the National Trust, Paul Edmondson has worked on a variety of legal issues pertaining to the protection of historic resources, from matters of constitutional law to tax incentives to local landmarks issues. As Chief Legal Officer, he oversees all of the organization’s legal services, as well as the National Trust Legal Defense Fund and the organization’s easement programs.

Carla Washinko

As Chief Finance and Administration Officer, Carla Washinko directs finance, human resources, and information technology at the National Trust and oversees two key components of the organization’s strategic plan – achieving financial strength and creating a 21st century workplace.



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